The flagship publication of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Trade and Development Report, 2010 (TDR), was released recently. As would befit a report that has its sub-title ‘Employment, globalisation and development', the TDR reviews the experience of developing countries with export-oriented growth strategies over the past 30 years.
Of special topical interest is the question: do those export-oriented strategies generate sufficient decent jobs to absorb the labour surpluses that are typical of developing countries.

Name -Deepak kumar jha